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Yesterday’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: William Rivers Pitt: The Scary Little Man

George W. Bush, still smarting from his embarrassing performance in the Florida debate, decided on Friday night in St. Louis that volume was a good substitute for strength, that yelling would be mistaken for gravitas. The result was an ugly, disturbing, ...

2: Why Not Just Genetically Engineer Women For Milk?

MAdGE (Mothers Against Genetic Engineering in Food and the Environment) today launched a highly controversial billboard campaign in Auckland and Wellington to provoke public debate about the social and cultural ethics of genetic engineering in New Zealand.

3: Aussie election results warning for National

The Australian election results are a clear warning for National and the other Opposition parties, says Finance Minister Michael Cullen

4: FULL COVERAGE: Local Body Elections October 2004

Local Government Elections: Hard News Is There! - The Eastern motorway - whichever of the multiple versions you're talking about - is toast. There can hardly have been an Aucklander who didn't know it was an issue when he or she voted in the local body ...

5: Public Address 11/10/04 - Toast

The Eastern motorway - whichever of the multiple versions you're talking about - is toast. There can hardly have been an Aucklander who didn't know it was an issue when he or she voted in the local body elections, and to take anything other than ...

6: Tongan Media Activist Wins Pima Freedom Award

AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): Tongan activist Alani Taione has been awarded the Pacific Islands Media Freedom Award for his role in defending the independent press in his island kingdom.

7: Kerry's Four Magic Words Tonight To Win It All

John Kerry can win the debate and the election tonight by opening with the four most obvious words in global politics today: "George Bush must resign."

8: Petroleum Mining Permit for Pohokura Gas Field

Helmut Langanger, OMV AG Executive Board Member for Exploration and Production, today announced today a significant step forward for OMV AG’s 100 per cent. owned subsidiary, OMV New Zealand Limited, with the award by the New Zealand Government of Petroleum ...

9: STORY OF THE WEEK: Presidential Debates (2)

William Rivers Pitt: Scary Little Man - George W. Bush, still smarting from his embarrassing performance in the Florida debate, decided on Friday night in St. Louis that volume was a good substitute for strength, that yelling would be mistaken for ...

10: Scoop Investigation: Parking Mad in Wellington

When asked by the Dominion Post early this year why the Wellington City Council couldn't have made enough money from three council owned car parking buildings to justify keeping them, incumbent Mayor Kerry Prendergast replied: "There wasn't the political ...

11: Chile and US Relationship Grows Increasingly Close

As Chile and U.S. Relationship Grows Increasingly Close, Lagos Risks Further Isolation in Latin America

12: Images: Departing LOTR Stars Meet Their Planes

The Lord of the Ring's stars come face to face with themselves on the side of Air NZ planes as they bid New Zealand goodbye at Wellington Airport before boarding the Air New Zealand 767 emblazoned with giant images of the characters Aragorn and Arwen.

13: GE-Free Protesters Target Ponsonby KFC Outlet

Today, Auckland GE Action targeted Inghams customer KFC in protest against their use of chicken fed on genetically engineered soy. The Australian owned chicken producer, Inghams, is the number one source for GE contamination of food in both countries.

14: Letter from Elsewhere: Not A Pretty Picture

Letter from Elsewhere with Anne Else Not A Pretty Picture: The Strange Case Of The Disappearing Celebrity Dads

15: Greens make gains on local bodies

The Greens have improved their representation on a number of local bodies following yesterday’s council and community board elections.

16: TV3 Poll: Labour Extends Their Lead Over National…

3 News TNS Opinion Poll Results Results 30th September to 6th October 2004 6pm, 08 October 2004 “TNS is the new name for NFO/CM Research, New Zealand’s leading consultative market research and intelligence company”

17: Chuckman Cartoon: Bush & The Second Debate

Cartoon by John Chuckman

18: Steve Weissman: For What Did We Die, Mr. Bush?

War is a wondrous thing. Against mere logic, it justifies itself. We must stay the course, the battered Mr. Bush keeps repeating. Or those who fell in battle will have died in vain.

19: Barbara O'Brien: Lynne Cheney's Ministry of Truth

You'll remember that every time Hillary Clinton so much as hiccupped while her husband was president, the wingnuts would scream about power hunger and the "co-presidency." Yet the wife of a vice president can order 300,000 books burned, and hardly anyone ...

20: Social concerns while EU gets tough on Burma

Brussels - ASEM, the Asia-Europe Meeting (1), needs to introduce a permanent Asia-Europe Dialogue on employment and labour issues into its structure to address the concerns of millions of workers and their trade unions, said the international trade union ...

21: Anderton mystified by unfounded Whenuapai report

Minister for Regional Development Jim Anderton says he is mystified by a news report in Friday's edition of 'Trans Tasman' that speculates on the future of Whenuapai airbase.

22: ACT's The Letter - Monday 11 October

John Banks suffered a massive loss and the C&R, NZ's most successful electoral winning machine, its first defeat since the depression in 1938.

23: Greens confirmed as the Third Force in Australia

The New Zealand Green Party has congratulated the Australian Greens on their strong showing in yesterday’s General Election ‘across the ditch’.

24: Beige Brigade Inspires Retro Renaissance

The Beige Brigade listened with interest to world record-holder Martin Snedden's announcement that New Zealand's cricket team will return to the Beige Brigade inspired strips for February's 20/20 slog-athon match against the Australians. We love the ...

25: Cambodia's King Norodom Sihanouk To Bow Out

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Cambodia's King Norodom Sihanouk, originally crowned in 1941 when Nazi-backed Vichy France controlled his country, said he will abandon his throne, sparking concern over who might replace him.

26: Tim O’Brien Thanks Campaign Supporters

Wellington Mayoral candidate, Timothy O’Brien, today thanked his supporters with the following message posted on his campaign’s web-site:

27: The Fundy Post: Now We Are Six

Welcome back, after far too long, to the Fundy Post. Apologies to readers for the lengthy delay, but there has been much going on. From now on, the Fundy Post will be published weekly. We will also be introducing a newswire, so readers can keep ...

28: Amnesty International’s Global Round-Up

Amnesty International today made an urgent appeal to members of the UN Security Council to revise an anti-terrorism resolution which would seriously undermine human rights including the right to freedom of expression and religion.

29: National Party will shift costs from banks to NZ

“National Party Finance spokesman John Keys’ call for a single trans-Tasman regulator for New Zealand banks will see New Zealanders paying the cost of ‘savings and efficiency gains’ by Australian banks” says Finsec General Secretary Andrew Casidy.

30: Global Peace And Justice Auckland Newsletter #26

Website Contact details: Forums John Minto, (09) 8463173 ; Newsletter Editor Mike Treen 0212547440 / 3763780 Web page Geraldine Peters (09) 3570655 Donations can be sent ...


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